Speaker: Conroy Loewen Key Texts: Matthew 4:1-11; Hebrews 4:15 Direct Download(Right-click link and save file)
Though Jesus was perfect and without sin, he faced temptations. Conroy looks at five of these tests our Savior faced, and considers what we can learn from Jesus’ example of victory over the enemy. Listen below:
Eight valuable lessons from Jesus’ fight against Satan:
Some of His greatest temptations were experienced when He was alone.
He was faced with these temptations when he was spending time in prayer.
The temptations came prior to great spiritual events.
Jesus taught the importance of saying no to the flesh and saying yes to God.
Jesus overcame by holding to the truth of God’s words and not believing a lie.
Even though the struggle was very real and difficult, He was never given more than He could handle and He received strength from the angels that came and ministered to His needs.
Temptations always come from the devil, the enemy of God.
Jesus endured the temptations to the end and always came out with victory.
Speaker: Conroy Loewen Key Texts: Jeremiah 2.1-7; Revelation 3 Direct Download(Right-click link and save file)
The most basic truth for Christians is that we need Jesus. But even this is sometimes forgotten in the monotony of daily life. With Biblical and historical examples, Conroy encourages us to renew our desire for Jesus’ presence in our lives.
Key texts: Hebrews 3:1; 8:5; 9:6-10; Exodus 36-40 Speaker: Conroy Loewen Direct Download (Right-click link and save file)
Conroy shares what he’s been learning about Jesus’ role as our high priest. As both the sacrifice and high priest, Jesus ensures that we are clean and holy. With this in mind, Conroy echoes the invitation of Hebrews: “Come boldly unto the throne of grace.”
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God’s will for us is experienced most fully when we are with each other. Conroy shares about the importance of each other as we grow in Christ. Using Paul and Timothy as primary examples, he shares five things we must give and receive from each other:
Encouragement – to speak life to one another
Godly examples – to show life to each other.
Love – both giving and receiving this hallmark of Christ’s disciples.
Purity – accountability toward holiness that comes from regular interaction
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Our conscience – that basic understanding of right from wrong – is designed to draw us after what is good, but sometimes we can get confused. Conroy shares from Scripture and personal experience about what it takes to have a clear conscience, and the dangers of ignoring it.
Speaker: Conroy Loewen Key text: Colossians 3:15 Direct download (right click and select “save target as…”)
In this message, Conroy shares four areas in which the Christian life is marked by peace. Having peace with God through Jesus provides a foundation on which we can maintain peace, regardless of circumstances. Not only do we have peace, but we are also called to be peacemakers, sharing what we have received with those around us.